Pam May, Clerk and Master

The operations of the Clerk and Master’s Office consist of maintaining Rule and Execution dockets for suits filed in Chancery and Probate Court, attending all court sessions, and keeping minutes of the Courts. Other responsibilities of the office include investing idle funds, conducting auctions of real and personal property when Ordered by the Court, collecting filing fees and costs associated with the cases filed, reporting collections and making distributions to proper entities monthly, prepare annual budget, comply with all audit standards, record and revenue management, courtroom administration and public relations. The office also takes public inquiries in person or by phone about Chancery and Probate cases and delinquent taxes.

Delinquent Taxes:  The Clerk and Master is responsible for collecting delinquent taxes for Roane County and the cities of Harriman, Kingston, Oliver Springs and Rockwood, as well as conducting an annual tax sale for Roane County and City taxes.

Passport Applications: The Clerk and Master’s office also processes Passport Applications BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, beginning January 1, 2023.  Please call the office at 865-376-2487 between the hours of 8:30 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday to schedule.  An application can be printed at  At the time of the scheduled appointment, please be prepared to bring the completed application (USE BLACK INK ONLY) and the following required documentation:

  1. acceptable passport photo,
  2. driver’s license,
  3. original birth certificate*, and
  4. a copy of your birth certificate

*birth certificate must include the names of both parents

Passport Application fees will include a $35 acceptance agency fee, made payable to the Clerk and Master and the Passport Agency Fee (per appropriate option below), made payable to the US Department of State.  Please bring all fees in the form of cash, cashier’s check or money order (this office does not accept personal checks or credit/debit cards).

  • Passport Book routine fee is $130 for adults, $100 for minors
  • Passport Card fee is $30 for adults, $15 for minors
  • To expedite, there is an additional $60 fee
  • Additional fees will apply for overnight delivery

Important Info

Office Location:

200 E. Race Street
Suite 12
Kingston, TN 37763

Phone: 865-376-2487

Fax: 865-376-1228